Hydrogen Production by Hydrolysis of NaBH4 with Cr-Ni-W-B Catalyst: Effects of Cold Plasma and Chromium Content

Sahin Ö., Saka C., Ekinci A., Balbay A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL REACTOR ENGINEERING, vol.14, no.1, pp.351-359, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/ijcre-2015-0139
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-359
  • Keywords: cold plasma, sodium borohydride, Cr-0.0125-Ni-W-B, hydrogen generation, SODIUM-BOROHYDRIDE SOLUTION, GENERATION, BORIDE, DISCHARGE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, the hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of NaBH4 with Cr-0.0125-Ni-W-B catalyst prepared in the presence of cold plasma was investigated based on Cr content, NaBH4 concentration, NaOH concentration, temperature, plasma applying time and plasma gases effects. The results of the activity tests indicate that the choice of Cr and the catalyst composition greatly influenced the activity as well as the selectivity for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of NaBH4. The Cr-0.0125-Ni-W-B catalyst was treated with argon, nitrogen and carbon dioxide plasma at different treatment times. The catalysts were characterized using SEM, BET surface area measurement and XRD.